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Raisin River Canoe Race

2017 Race Date : Sunday, April 9, 2017

The recent cold snap has re-frozen the Raisin River. Although the temperature has been above zero during the day, it has been dropping down very cold over night. The 14 day trend does not look favourable for an April 2nd race. Currently there is 12 inches thick of ice at some locations along the river. We will be contacting people who have already registered to see if they would like a refund or if they are okay with the new date.

Click here to Register Online


The Raisin River Canoe Race is the longest canoe race in Eastern Ontario. First started in 1973, the 30km course runs from St. Andrews to Williamstown. The race is always held during the spring freshet when water levels are high and flows are favourable for paddlers.


Timetable of Events

Event Date/Time
Online Registration Opens Thursday, February 9, 2017
Early Bird Pricing (Online) Ends Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Online Registration Ends /
Last day for online-refunds or transfers

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

On-Site Registration (St. Andrews) - Race Day Sunday, April 9, 2017

Race Day Time Table

Event Time
Pre-Race Breakfast
St. Andrews Parish Hall
Breakfast hosted by the Knight of Columbus is open to the public! (Price TBD)
06:00 AM to noon
Number Pickup (Online and Pre-Registered)
St. Andrews Catholic School
08:30 AM to 10:15 AM
On-Site Registration
St. Andrews Catholic School
09:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Race Start!
Field beside St. Andrews Catholic School
Staggered Time-Trial Start at 1 minute intervals --
3 boats at a time
10:30 AM
Shower and Change Room Facilities Open
Williamstown Rec. Centre
1:00 PM

Banquet and Awards
Charlan Rec. Centre in Williamstown
Awards and Banquet is open to the public and includes a Spaghetti dinner with coffee/tea & dessert for 10.00 and helps raise funds for St. Mary's Centre.

3:00 PM

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Raisin Region Conservation Authority
18045 County Road #2, P.O. Box 429, Cornwall, ON, K6H 5T2
Tel. 613-938-3611   Fax. 613-938-3221